Read some of our FAQs below to learn about our organization and how you can interact with us.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Telecommunications History Group FAQs
Our non-profit organization includes two physical museums, a physical archive with a library, and an extensive amount of digital information. See below for some of the most commonly asked questions about who we are, what we offer, how we are structured, and how you can become involved with us.
The Telecommunications History Group is the overarching non-profit organization that includes two physical museums, a physical archives, and a digital archives. Under the THG umbrella are Connections Museum Seattle in Seattle, Washington, Connections Museum Denver in Denver, Colorado, and THG Telecommunications History Archives in Denver, Colorado, in addition to the Digital Archives found on this website.
Our museums include collections of telephones (old to new) and telephone equipment, authentic phone booths, switching equipment, telegraph and teletype equipment, central plant and outside plant equipment, and other equipment such as radio transmitters and receivers. Guests can see old switching equipment really work! The archives include an extensive collection of historic telephone directories from 14 states, photographs and slides, books, stock certificates, historic documents, and memorabilia related to the phone company’s fascinating history.
If you are doing genealogy research, business history research, curriculum planning for educational purposes, legal research, or are a curious history buff, you will be delighted at the amount of information we hold. Contact us to set up a time to visit the THG Archives in Denver, Colorado, or to have us do the research for you.
Our Connections Museum Denver is located within the 931 14th Street building in Denver. Since the building is still an operational CenturyLink office building, it is not open to the public. You may, however, request a tour for an individual or a small group by contacting us so we can set up a private tour. Most tours are held on Wednesdays.
Connections Museum Seattle is open to the public every Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm. We are located at 7000 East Marginal Way South in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. Doors close at 2:30 pm to allow for visitors to finish their tours in sufficient time. Suggested donation is $5 for adults and $2 for those from age 12-18. To see more questions pertaining to Connections Museum Seattle, click here.
Contact THG first to determine if your items are needed and/or appropriate for our collections in Seattle or Denver. We may ask you to send us photos and descriptions if needed. We will then provide you with specific instructions on how to deliver or ship the items to us.
Contact us if you are interested in volunteering in our Denver or Seattle location. If you are not in either location and want to contribute, we may have research projects in which you may be interested. Projects vary in type, from sorting and organizing to working on equipment to researching history. We’d love to have your help and involvement in our mission!